Tag Archives: North Vietnam

Throwing Money to the Wind – New Year Travel Problems

The Hanoi world seemed dead. Most were not communicating, were not responding, although there wasn’t that many around to care, really. I wanted some free breakfast – it wasn’t forthcoming – so to make it so, I had to spell … Continue reading

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From Haggling, to a Hanoi Water Puppet Performance

Tickets for the Water Puppet Performance cost 40,000 Dong if you do not mind sitting anywhere or 60,000 Dong if you would prefer a seat in the front rows. The show lasts for about 60 minutes. Performance times are at … Continue reading

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Afterthoughts – A Grumpy Hanoi Hibernator

It only took a few moments. The inky blackness, for hundreds of metres, encircled the boat. Lights, as though twinkled by fairies, displayed the nearest dormant boats, angled and spaced from one another. In front of them, the lights spread … Continue reading

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Halong Bay – Why I Didn’t Party

Halong Bay is big. Big enough to attract all sorts of clientele; and there is room for everybody. Well, almost, as long as you wait your turn, although multiple cruises are packed with a variety of tourists almost daily, so … Continue reading

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